Natural Disasters

Beating nature at biology doesn't mean you'll still be able to live forever if a the ground opens up, buildings collapse on top of you, you're buried under hot ash or you're swept away by a wall of water. Will we one day be able to prevent natural disasters, who knows? Maybe increased earth monitoring we'll be able predict when its coming and get out of the way, or we'll even have personal survival suits like those developed for off-piste skiers - super advanced ones that throw an unbreakable shell around you when disaster strikes... but those are a long way off.

For now, we'll just keep track of some of the major natural disasters that hit our planet as a reminder that health and physical improvements are only part of the picture - if you're living forever eventually nature is going to strike you.

Resources

Natural disasters - BBC Earth
Information on avalanches, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, supervolcanoes, tornadoes, tsunamis and volcanoes.

Defending Planet Earth - US National Research Council (NRC)
Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies (2010)
The objective is to detect those that may collide with Earth.

Natural Disasters Blog Posts

Survival chances improving daily
23-May-2013

Recent News

Potentially devastating asteroid skims by Earth almost undetected

Independent - 20-Sep-2019

Have you got your go bag ready in case of an unexpected disaster?

Read more...

NASA reveals large meteor explosion in December 2018

BBC - 18-Mar-2019

This would have caused damage over a populated city

Read more...

Surprisingly difficult to blow up an asteroid

Sky News - 05-Mar-2019

Unless completely obliterated they tend to reform

Read more...
More Natural Disasters News